This month we will read and discuss Lawrence Coates’ historical novel The Garden of the World. Lawrence, who teaches at Bowling Green State University, was our featured reader in October, and read the first chapter of this engaging novel.
The Garden of the World is the tale of a pioneering winemaking family headed by Paul Tourneau, a fiercely ambitious vintner determined to make the finest wine in California. His plans are disrupted by a phylloxera epidemic at the beginning of the twentieth century, the trials of national Prohibition, and the bitter alienation of his older son. Played out against the vividly depicted seasonal rhythms of a vineyard and winemaking, this is a moving saga of betrayal, loss, and the consequences of ambition.
Haven’t read the book yet? No worries. Come join us. 6:00-7:00, Thurs. Nov. 10 at Cultivate Co-op Cafe, 901 Elm St.
The potluck is informal: bring something you made or a prepared food or drink. The evening will coincide with Lake to River Co-op’s Online Market pick-up night.
The monthly gatherings are free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.
Here are the rest of our monthly selections:
Dec. 8: Yes, Chef! A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson
Jan. 12: Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
Feb. 9: The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
March 9: Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
April 13: Closing the Food Gap by Mark Winne
May 11: Immortal Milk: Adventures in Cheese by Eric LeMay
June 8: Salt: A World History by Mark Kulansky